Proposed parking limits on Visions Drive fails at town board meeting

— Since no board member made a motion to consider on the introductory law after the close of the public hearing, it effectively was postponed until the next board meeting.

Also at the meeting:

—Town Supervisor Terri Roney said Onondaga County officials recently notified the town that it will be reimbursed at a slightly increased rate per mile than previously stated. In September the board had authorized the town supervisor to sign the 2012-13 snow removal contract with Onondaga County for a base reimbursement rate of $95,609 plus severity funding, which equates to $6,335 per mile. The recent change increases the reimbursement to $6,600 per mile.

—Town Parks Department supervisor Sue Murphy said the public restrooms in the Sims Building in Austin Park will be closed for the season on Monday, Oct. 22.

—The board authorized the advertisement of bids for the lease and/or purchase of a Gradall for the town. Bid opening was scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9.

—Roney announced that the state Department of Environmental Conservation stated at the Oct. 16 hamlet meeting in Mottville that the environmental cleanup activities by Stauffer Chemical Company is progressing well and should be completed by 2013. The company has removed 370,000 tons of contaminated dirt from the site to date, and has spent $60 million on cleanup with another $40 million expected to be spent before the work is completed. The site will be cleaned to a commercial grade level.

Jason Emerson is editor of the Skaneateles Press. He can be reached at editor@skaneatelespress.com.

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